GameStick to offer new colors, microSD card for $79 game console… if funding goals are met

A week after the makers of the GameStick $79 Android-based video game console set out to raise $100,000 to bring their idea to market, they’ve already raised nearly $300,000, mostly from backers looking to reserve one of the first GameSticks which should hit the streets in March.

And there are still three weeks left in their Kickstarter campaign.

So they’ve added some stretch goals. If they hit certain fundraising targets, we could see new color options and more.

GameStick stretch goals

Here’s a run-down of the stretch goals:

  • If they hit $320,000 they’ll add an option for a black game controller in addition to the white one they’ve been showing.
  • At $450,000 they’ll add another color option — and they’re running a poll on Facebook to choose the color.
  • At the $560,000 level, they’ll add a microSD card slot to the hardware, letting users supplement the 8GB of built-in storage found on the GameStick.

Honestly, none of these features are all that exciting (although it’s a bit surprising that a microSD card slot wasn’t already part of the plan — most white box Chinese Android TV sticks have them). But it’s nice to see GameStick expanding its plans in response to a successful fundraising campaign.

gamestick case

GameStick maker PlayJam is also now offering a carrying case for the GameStick for about $10 (if you’ve already pledged for a $79 stick) or as part of an $89 bundle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KoryArthur Kory Arthur

    i would definately support this product over the ouya game console.

    • buzz86us

      Why you are getting way less and only saving $29…my MK808 is more powerful. Unless this product switches the processor to the RK3188 or the All-Winner A31 I don’t see it being very viable.

  • simik

    GameStick: The Most Portable TV Games Console Ever Created is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and currently unavailable.
    says campaign page right now.